Jump to content

End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2


bill-havins

Recommended Posts

Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

Hello to All,

I am considering using Cura 13.11.2 as the "preferred" slicer for my Rostock MAX. This most recent version of Cura has some very attractive features and seems to work very well. Bravo!

I am having difficulty developing end gcode that works reliably. The "postfix" I am presently using works pretty well, but, after the "G28" is issued (see below) the axes do home, but then begin to step backward very, very slowly. This includes the extruder. The only way I can stop this backward stepping is by turning the printer power off.

M104 S0

M140 S0 ; bed heater off

G92 E0 ; set extruder position to zero

G28 ; home X, Y, and Z axes

M84 ; disable stepper motors

I would appreciate suggestions for developing better end gcode.

Thanks!

Bill

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    Try doing only a home, then an M84 gcode. After that are the steppers on? Can you move the print head? Or are the servos still on?

    Slice with some other slicer that works for you - then look at the gcodes towards the end.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    Here is an end gcode routine that works well in Slic3r and KISSlicer. I wonder if the problem is a firmware issue?

    G92 E0; zero extruder

    G91; incremental mode

    G1 Z3 E-8 F5000; raise Z and reverse filament

    G90; absolute mode

    G28 ; home axes

    M104 S0 ; turn off temperature

    M140 S0

    The above just doesn't seem to work with Cura. Disappointing.

    Bill

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    What 'doesn't work with Cura' about it? Cura doesn't care either way, really. The end gcode is jsut text that gets appended to the file, and sent to the printer.

    There's nothing non-standard about either version of the end gcode - they both do much the same thing, and using very standard Marlin gcodes. The only difference is that the one that 'works' doesn't explicitly turn the steppers off.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    upload the gcode generated by cura gcode or your cura profile to check it

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    The CURA endcoade for Rostock machines needs to be improved. I have, on multiple occasions, ruined freshly printed parts by forgetting to change the endcode.

    All you need is a G28 command - that will home the machine. I am running a RostockMAX and it works fine. Here is the endcode i use, i strip out anything that is not required to keep it simple.

    M104 S0

    M140 S0

    G28

    M84

    This works fine, i do not get the motor creep' you speak of.

    Hope this helps, would love to see CURA improved for the Rostock machines in the future.

    DG

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    What firmware are you running? Some older versions of Repetier fw for Deltas could not handle Curas profile string at the end and this same behaviour occured. Try deleting that last line..

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · End Gcode For Rostock MAX in Cura 13.11.2

    Thanks, gadgetfreak. Deleting the configuration string (the last line of the gcode) solved the problem.

    I am now using Cura 14.01 for all slicing tasks and it is performing well. I really appreciate the efficiency of motion it produces (few-to-no unnecessary hotend movements).

    I have successfully converted my Rostock MAX to a dual extruder configuration and Cura slices models such that they print very well.

    It would be nice to have the option to "turn off" inclusion of the configuration line in the gcode. But, hey, if that's the only problems I have with Cura it's no big deal.

    Next week I'll begin printing files using HIPS for support material. I hope things continue to work well.

    Thank you, Daid, et al. This is a great slicer.

    Bill

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...